ge·​og·​ra·​pher | \jē-ˈä-grə-fər \

Definition of geographer 

: a specialist in geography

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As a geographer, I was quickly struck by how geographically complex Zaatari camp was. Brian Tomaszewski, Smithsonian, "Teaching Refugees How To Map Their World Could Have Huge Benefits," 22 May 2018 But Jim Russell, a geographer who has tracked young people moving to Rust Belt cities, is less convinced that current population dynamics will change the political calculus. Christa Case Bryant, The Christian Science Monitor, "How young liberals' moves to Red America may temper political divides," 6 July 2018 Starting about 30 years ago, the growing season in general around the Northern Hemisphere ‘‘rather abruptly changed to a new normal,’’ with earlier springs and later falls, said Mark Schwartz, a University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee geographer. Seth Borenstein,, "Looking for signs of global warming? They’re all around you," 19 June 2018 An international team of planetary scientists, physicists and geographers looked at detailed photos of Pluto's surface, captured by New Horizons, that offered a bird's eye view of the dwarf planet's active surface. Ashley Strickland, CNN, "Pluto has 'Earth-like characteristics,' study says," 31 May 2018 The junior geographers reassembled Wednesday at National Geographic headquarters to put their knowledge to the ultimate test, reports CBS News' Chip Reid. CBS News, "National Geographic Bee champion wins with a guess," 24 May 2018 So geographers in Afric-maps / With savage-pictures fill their gaps. A. Roger Ekirch, WSJ, "‘The Phantom Atlas’ Review: Maps With Gaps," 5 Apr. 2018 To geographers, an exclave is a portion of some country or territory that's separated from the main part by intervening territory belonging to someone else. Ken Jennings, Condé Nast Traveler, "People Have Been Arguing About Nakhchivan Since 'The Flood'," 21 May 2018 With map reading at its core, geography is considered a spatial subject, and boys tend to have a slight advantage in spatial skills, according to research by Liben and a geographer at Penn State, Roger Downs. NBC News, "54 students are in the National Geographic Bee finals. Just 4 are girls.," 20 May 2018

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First Known Use of geographer

1542, in the meaning defined above

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